Three vie for two seats on Oak Bluffs board of selectmen


Three veteran politicians will square off for two open seats on the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen in annual town elections on April 12.

Incumbents Greg Coogan and Kathy Burton will run for reelection to three-year terms. Roger Wey, a former seven-term selectmen and the director of the town’s council on aging, will challenge for a seat.

Mr. Wey said that if elected, he would resign his position with the council on aging. A new bylaw enacted in 2010 prohibits anyone from holding a town job and also hold an elected office responsible for supervising that job.

There are no other contested elections on the ballot.

Incumbents Steve Auerbach and John Boardman, as well as newcomer Raymond Taylor will run for three open seats on the financial advisory committee.

Kris Chvatal, chairman of the zoning board of appeals, will run unopposed for a five-year term on the planning board.

Bill White seeks reelection to the board of health, Allan deBettencourt to the parks commission, and Christine O’Brien to the school committee. All will run unopposed.